“While this view of enterprise software is sobering for the market, we have been passionate about incorporating intuitive usability into our software for quite a few years and have been carefully studying the science of computer-human interaction,” IFS North America President and CEO Cindy Jaudon said. “It is interesting that one of the usability features study respondents said they would find most valuable is embedded search tools. IFS introduced embedded search as a standard function of IFS Applications in 2007.”
IFS Enterprise Application Search offers advantages over external enterprise search tools in that it requires no additional licensing or implementation and automatically understands the metadata and structure of IFS Applications. It respects existing security and privacy schema and prevents those who are not authorized to see data from locating it through a search function.
The study, which examines not only usability but the degree to which ERP and other enterprise software delivers enterprise agility, will become publically available at the end of April at http://download.ifsworld.com – Industry Reports & Studies category. For an advance copy, contact IFS North America at 1-888-437-4968.